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From Monitoring, With Love


Application monitoring and troubleshooting is a developer and operations concern that causes friction. The current model in which DevOps runs release automation until it hits a performance wall, and Operations swoops in to save the day is not working. Since testers cannot reproduce the complex application operational environment, traditional testing tends to be reactive. We need to change the mindset to “if it is not broken, it may be breaking” and shift to tracking close calls instead of relying excessively on actionable alerts (which often create false positives). According to the Process Improvement Institute, a risk analysis firm, across many industries there are between 50 and 100 near misses recoded per serious accident, and about 10,000 smaller errors that occur during that time. The speaker will discuss practical approaches for implementing tracking of close calls, the different groups of data sets available, a new analytical approach and changes in DevOps to allow this.


Peco Karayanev, an APM domain expert, currently serves as Senior Field Applications Engineer for Riverbed Technology . Previously, he served in the same role at OPNET, (the leader in Application and Network Performance Management) , prior to its 2012 acquisition by Riverbed. Before that, Peco spent seven years at National Instruments, where he worked most recently in the R&D division, developing a control and provisioning framework (PIE), for several new cloud-based SaaS products, and as a Web Systems Engineer supporting Peco has presented at a variety of technology conferences including Vignette Village, OPNETWORK, Oracle Open World and LASCON on a panoply of systems and application performance topics.

Speaker contact info: [email protected]

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